Minds + Machines (LSE: MMX), the owner of the new .Law top-level domain, today announced the appointment of Lou Andreozzi, former Chairman of Bloomberg Law and CEO of LexisNexis North American Legal Markets, Martindale Hubbell and lawyers.com, as CEO of .Law.
Carl Jaeckel, founder of Lawyer Central and CMO of Morgan & Morgan will also join as COO and John Morgan, Founder of Morgan & Morgan, renowned businessman, philanthropist and political power broker will serve as Chairman.
Minds + Machines has been granted an exclusive license to operate the .law top-level domain by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which regulates the Internet namespace and will provide registry and registrar services for .law. Andreozzi, Jaeckel and Morgan will play key leadership roles in the launch of .law. The leadership is in discussions with many prominent bar associations, legal journals and key legal market players worldwide to distribute .law domain names.
Lou Andreozzi said, “Minds + Machines has been truly visionary in recognizing the importance of the new top level domains. I am very proud to be working alongside them in bringing .law to the legal industry.”
The new .law web address, which will function just like other familiar top-level domains such as .com or .org, will go on sale to accredited lawyers and law firms during the summer of 2015. Applicants will have their credentials checked upon registration and renewal.
Antony Van Couvering, Chief Executive Officer of Minds + Machines, commented,
“Lou Andreozzi and his team are the right people to run .law. Their experience and network will assure that qualified lawyers worldwide become aware of .law and its tremendous benefits to their practice.”
“We are giving lawyers and law firms the once in a lifetime opportunity to rebrand their identities online, clear up any confusion with other extensions and differentiate themselves from non-lawyers,” said Morgan.